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Posted on December 17 at 10:42 p.m.
What on earth has politics got to do with this. I bet you will find many from both sides agreeing for and many from both sides against. You are proving what I said earlier - some will take any topic regardless of applicability, as a way to bash the left. You have a political bias and not a fact bias.
On Jerry Brown Now Directly Involved in Highway Widening Dispute?
Posted on December 13 at 6:43 a.m.
The backlog of claims more than four months old stands at almost a half-million. The delays used to be even worse: Under relentless pressure from Congress, veterans groups and the news media, the VA finally started shrinking the claims backlog this year. But the lethargic department doesn't plan to clear it completely for at least two more years, and veterans will still have to wait up to four months for an answer on their claims. That's a pitiful, unambitious goal, and there's deep concern that the VA can't even meet it.
Things got this bad because no one at the VA apparently had the wit to look at the numbers and plan for the enormous wave of veterans that would be coming their way.
Most of the causes are obvious: Huge numbers of vets filing claims, an antiquated system that keeps most records on paper despite a long-promised effort to digitize them, and a maddening disconnect between the VA and the Pentagon over getting veterans' medical records
On Records Security Breach at Cottage Hospital
Posted on December 13 at 6:39 a.m.
One major issue that has risen on the privacy of the US network for electronic health records is the strategy to secure the privacy of patients. Former US president Bush called for the creation of networks, but federal investigators report that there is no clear strategy to protect the privacy of patients as the promotions of the electronic medical records expands throughout the United States. In 2007, the Government Accountability Office reports that there is a "jumble of studies and vague policy statements but no overall strategy to ensure that privacy protections would be built into computer networks linking insurers, doctors, hospitals and other health care providers."
Within the private sector, many companies are moving forward in the development, establishment and implementation of medical record banks and health information exchange. By law, companies are required to follow all HIPAA standards and adopt the same information-handling practices that have been in effect for the federal government for years. This includes two ideas, standardized formatting of data electronically exchanged and federalization of security and privacy practices among the private sector. Private companies have promised to have "stringent privacy policies and procedures." If protection and security are not part of the systems developed, people will not trust the technology nor will they participate in it.
Blaming Obamacare is false, as usual.
Posted on December 12 at 12:41 a.m.
Coming back to this thread after a break, I forgot that self-driving cars are close to a reality. That would solve the drunk-driver problem and make a breathalyzer test unnecessary.
As for TimWebster's comments - thanks for putting in words so well, the nonsense that is found all over blogs in the internet-sphere. However, I have to add that on many boards in SB, there is a contingent (1, 2 or more) who go off-topic on just about every topic to somehow twist their commentary as a smear against the left-wing, even if it completely defies logic. And I am not saying that the left is pure by any means - people on both sides make mistakes.
If they are trying to make people less likely to vote Democratic, they have got it backwards. Most people in CA do not swallow things hook, line and sinker like many elsewhere. They also tend to have a very stubborn instinct for what is fair, decent and honest - and no amount of smearing is going to change that. So, the smearers are wasting their time.
Whether the driver was employed by Lois Capps, the Fire Department, Kmart, Vons or any other business - none of them are responsible for what happened that night. And what is ironic, is that the people who claim "people are responsible for themselves" are probably (I have no facts, just a guess) bashing Capps.
On DUI Hit-and-Run Victim Dies, Suspect Charged with Murder
Posted on December 11 at 7:48 p.m.
I guess then air bags are stupid, too.
Posted on December 11 at 6:32 p.m.
It should not be acceptable to get behind the wheel of a car after drinking. Period. No ifs or buts. Possibly, every car should have a breathalyzer that disables the car unless one is sober, or flashes the car lights, or sounds a siren.
Posted on December 10 at 11:53 p.m.
Sorry for another off-topic post, but this is the thread in which this subject was first posted.
Why Seymour Hersh has it wrong this timeThe chemical strike on East Ghouta is not as mysterious as Seymour Hersh suggests
On DUI Hit-and-Run Suspect Raymond Morua Has Criminal Record
Posted on December 9 at 7:14 p.m.
Sy Hersh's Chemical MisfireWhat the legendary reporter gets wrong about Syria's sarin attacks.
- See more at: http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles...
Posted on December 9 at 2:32 p.m.
The article by Seymour Hersch is a long-winded stream of conjecture. Prior to the chemical attack of note, there were at least 14 smaller attacks that the Obama administration ignored, despite complaints by doctors and rebels.
I have yet to see ONE complaint by the Syrian army of chemical attacks by the rebels or any opposition. Furthermore, why would the opposition waste time killing civilians when there are almost daily bombing from the air by the Syrian Air Force on civilians and opposition forces.
Seymour Hersch may have gotten some things correct, but that does not mean he gets everything correct.
Here is a blog that attempts to come to conclusions based on real evidence, and discussion with others of different opinions. http://brown-moses.blogspot.com/
Posted on December 9 at 10:02 a.m.
Statement by a Californian institution "who think we should all bow down and kiss the ground we walk on"
The Sierra Club does not believe that it is sound policy to charge use fees for low-impact recreational activities such as climbing and hiking while subsidizing destructive activities such as logging and mining. Charging fees has the potential to turn recreational management of public lands from a public service to the taxpayer into a commercial enterprise.
- See more at: http://angeles2.sierraclub.org/blog/2...
Sometimes it is easier to post fiction than to actually look up facts.
On Los Padres Forest Proposes Changes in Recreation Fees
Watch Jim Komo West perform the Hawaiian slack key guitar. Read More
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